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Old 06-16-2013, 10:23 PM
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Anyone see a significant gain by folding the side mirrors in?
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Less likelyness to have them ripped off when backing in the garage? lol


Otherwise when driving, isn't that illegal?
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I'm pretty sure you need at least 2 mirrors while driving
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I see people fold them in in the city when parked. It avoids mirror to mirror contact in close quarters where most speed up rather than slow down and leave a note.
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I see people fold them in in the city when parked. It avoids mirror to mirror contact in close quarters where most speed up rather than slow down and leave a note.
That's what I do, especially when parallel parking
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I haven't done it, but when I put the towing mirrors from a 2002 truck on my 97 3500, it dropped my mpg by .5 miles per gallon.

When I saw how big these were, I almost didn't get them, but they do come in handy towing the camper.
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On my 2013 5.7 8 speed gained 1 gallon while driving at 55 MPH.
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its no secret that side mirrors eat some mpg. waiting for them to be replaced wit some kind of camera thing and a display on the dash.
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